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by troutfisher
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.

Thanks Stokes, I know about the dryer sheets and that they lose their scent. That's the problem. Once the campground is closed, and snowed-in, I can't go back into the trailer to replace them.
by troutfisher
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.

Thanks for the suggestion, Theroe, but that's not practical. Firstly, the mice are in the ceiling and rear wall. Access is limited to two 4 1/2" square holes I cut into the ceiling and and only one has enough height for those small, plastic traps. Then, too, I can't be running up to the campsite eve...
by troutfisher
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Wader recommendations?
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Wader recommendations?

Mine is a prostate problem, common in aging males. All of a sudden--out of the clear blue sky and without any warning--you have to pee immediately and are having difficulty holding it in. It's hard taking your pecker out fast enough when you're in the middle of a river holding a rod and wading staff...
by troutfisher
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Wader recommendations?
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Wader recommendations?

Over the years I have owned everybody's waders from Hodgman to James Scott to Simms to Cabelas to Orvis. Among others, I now have a pair of Redington's which I like. They are lightweight and seem to be a decent product for the price. I now buy all of my waders with zippers because it makes peeing so...
by troutfisher
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.

Thanks for the suggestion Corlay. Tomcat mouse spray is a mint oil and the mice aren't supposed to like the scent or getting it on their feet. Unfortunately, it doesn't work for me. Last year I even put those little scented bags that are supposed to repel mice around the inside of the trailer and a ...
by troutfisher
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Seeking help with fishing camp mouse problem.

Here's a question for someone with extensive amateur or professional pest control experience. My fishing camp is a travel trailer which I keep year-around at a campground in the Catskills. I have n unusual mouse problem that I can't figure out and hope to get some information from this post. The mic...
by troutfisher
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fish taking flies while nymphing
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Re: Fish taking flies while nymphing

You didn't indicate what size tippet you are using but I suggest 4-X which has an average rated breaking strength of 7 pounds. I use 4-X for almost all of my nymphing and doubt you'll have any break-offs with the average size Esopus trout. Also, only use the strongest knots, be careful tying them an...
by troutfisher
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Possible to restore reel finish??
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Possible to restore reel finish??

Thanks for all the great suggestions. With all the rain and high water we've been having I had some spare fishing time to give the problem more thought. Just for the hell of it I decided to use coarse steel-wool on the corrosion. I figured I had nothing to lose, and damn if it didn't make the reel l...
by troutfisher
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hi-Viz winging material availability?
Replies: 10
Views: 1141

Re: Hi-Viz winging material availability?

I was turned onto DNA Frosty Fish Fiber from Henry Ramsey's book Matching Major Eastern Hatches. Like i wrote previously, there's nothing indicating the white is fluoroe3scent. Besides that, I tie a unique Trico that the other materials are much better suited for. We'll leave it at that.
by troutfisher
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hi-Viz winging material availability?
Replies: 10
Views: 1141

Re: Hi-Viz winging material availability?

I fish a lot of foam lines and the brightness of the fluorescent white makes it easier to see and track the fly among the specks of white foam. This is especially true of flies in smaller sizes like Tricos and especially true in the lower light of early morning. My eyes are probably not as good as y...